Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-23
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Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-23
- Publication date
- 1974-06-23 ( check for other copies)
- Soundboard, Matrix, Chris Chappell, Sick Bits
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Ramble On Rose
Black Throated Wind
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Beat It On Down The Line
Let It Rock
To Lay Me Down
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow ->
Ship Of Fools
Around And Around
Dark Star Jam ->
Spanish Jam ->
Uncle John's Band ->
One More Saturday Night
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|Ramble On Rose|
|Black Throated Wind|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Let It Rock|
|To Lay Me Down|
|tuning and crowd|
|Weather Report Suite Prelude >|
|Weather Report Suite Part One >|
|Let It Grow >|
|tuning and crowd|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Around And Around|
|Dark Star >|
|Spanish Jam ->|
|Uncle John's Band|
|One More Saturday Night|
Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix):
SBD: (shnid=213) - mastered by Josh Belkin
Lineage: SBD>ReelM>DAT>CassetteM>DAT(3)>Prodif Plus card >
Samplitude 2496 > Plextor 820 burner
SBD Patch: "Phil's Tape" > ? > DAT(n) >Prodif Plus > Samp2496
AUD: (shnid=14265) - via Noah Weiner(encoding) via Mark Cohen(A/D xfer)
AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN
Recorded by Jerry Moore about 15 rows from the stage on center axis
with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120
cassettes, with Dolby B ON.
Both sources were converted to WAV >
Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)
Matrixed by Chris Chappell
End disc 1 after To Lay Me Down and end disc 2 after Around & Around. Seastones
is named s1t19 so as to keep in the order played, although there was a set break
before and after this track. Tracks are named by set as opposed to disc as there
are many media options now for output.
This show was probably one of those events for those who attended where the
response afterwards was like "what the hell was that?" - in other words, not
your normal Dead show, festooned with wierd sound effects, in between song
banter, a Tico Tico tuning, the only Let It Rock, and the first Seastones; all
of this before even the second set which starts with a Jam. The Dark Star,
which is just a Dark Star jam (last one until 1991), lasts almost 18 minutes,
and is one of only 6 played in '74, and the only one in '74 without vocals.
Spanish Jam makes its first of 7 appearances in '74 after a 15 month hiatus.
The jam into US Blues is classic, and the Casey Jones encore is 1 of 10 in '74.
Two repeats from the night before, Jack Straw and Ship Of Fools, had different
feels, yet I still prefer the 22nd versions.
Sonically, the weird part is the beginning of the show which is a matrix from
the SBD source which finally goes to straight SBD in the middle of Ramble On Rose.
This first portion, which is quite phasey, was left alone and not matrixed with
the AUD source due to the fact it had already been matrixed (by Healy?, real time
at the show? - could this be the first matrix experiment at a Deadshow?). Also,
Seastones is AUD only.
Thanks to Jerry Moore for recording the AUD at such a perfect FOB location
which picked up alot of Garcia's amp, thus making the matrix work well. Thanks
to Noah Weiner and Mark Cohen for their conversion of Jerry Moore's masters.
Thanks to Josh Belkin for mastering the SBD source, and thanks to Phil for his
SBD source used as a patch in Belkin's source.
Thanks to Bill Zormeir (AKA Zman) for the excellent artwork.
Both sources were very close in pitch, the SBD being the closest to A=440.
I synched the AUD to the SBD and the AUD had to be pitched up only 2 to 6 cents.
The alt. SBD "Phil's tape" which provides the patch in US Blues did not need
to be pitch adjusted, although some EQ was applied to match the regular SBD in
tone/timbre (high shelf starting at 1.5kHz +6dB).
- Sonic Quality/Matrix ratio
No EQ was applied to either of the two main sources. I applied very sparingly
Waves L2 (limiter) to the master 2 buss to keep things contained, the
levels rarely hitting zero, thus the limiting is quite scarce. All I was
trying to do here is to add some dimension to the SBD by using the
ambience of the AUD. The result is a lively but clear recording, hopefully
close to how it sounded at the show. If I had to guess the SBD/AUD ratio
would be somewhere between 3:1 and 2:1. Note that Jerry's presence in the
matrix mix is enhanced greatly from the AUD due to his loud stage volume.
The following are places where the SBD and AUD had splices, holes or
incomplete coverage in reference to the final matrix timeline.
s1t01 (0:00 - 3:14) - missing (tuning)
s1t02 (6:18 - 6:51) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (0:13 - 0:47) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (1:11 - 1:43) - missing (tuning)
s1t04 (3:19 - 4:34) - missing (tuning)
s1t06>7 (7:43 - 0:02) - missing (tuning)
s1t07 (3:31 - 4:20) - missing (tuning)
s1t08 (7:55 - 9:12) - missing (tuning)
s1t09 (4:08 - 4:09) - missing
s1t09 (5:18 - 5:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t10 (3:26 - 4:09) - missing (tuning)
s1t11 (9:08 - 7:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t12 (4:22 - 5:45) - missing (tuning)
s1t13>14 (7:58 - 0:56) - missing (tuning)
s1t17 (5:21) - removed subsecond glitch
s1t18 (5:32 - 5:44) - missing (tuning)
s2t01 (0:00 - 2:21) - missing (tuning)
s2t03 (6:04 - 6:19) - missing (tuning)
s2t04 (4:44 - 5:39) - missing (tuning)
s2t05 (4:40 - 4:41) - missing (splice)
s2t05 (9:24 - 10:47) - missing (tuning)
s2t06 (5:17 - 6:03) - missing (tuning)
s2t07 (9:07 - 9:16) - missing (flip)
s2t09 (5:08 - 5:30) - supplied by alt. SBD "Phil's Tape"
s2t09 (8:14 - 10:25) - missing (tuning)
s2t11 (4:54 - 8:54) - missing (tuning)
s2t12 (6:40 - 6:50) - missing (tuning)
s1t16 (4:17) - fixed sbe
s2t05 (10:50) - removed mic bump
Full coverage is achieved, and almost all the missing elements from the SBD
- 2008-04-22 20:03:30
- Miami, FL
- Run time
- Sick Bits Vol. 21b - SBD/AUD Matrix of 2 previously circulating sources: SBD (shnid=213) + AUD (shnid=14265)
- Transferred by
- Chris Chappell
- Jai-Alai Fronton
Subject: "Easy Boys"
Revisiting my review 12 years later to say it was obviously most likely a tempo issue (no Weir/"Dead and Slow" jokes). Either way, thanks and RIP to Jerry Moore.
Also, that Ship of Fools only seems to get better with age, doesn't it? If asked to produce 5 examples of the most beautiful thing they ever played, that Ship would be very, very high on that list.
We now have three matrix sources to choose from, and you can't go wrong with any of them.
Subject: An old favorite...
This was probably my third show. I was 19. If left a permanent mark.
Subject: One worth coming back to.
Not being a Deadhead myself, I keep coming back to this concert on the simple grounds it's good easy listening, and seems to be an example of a peak show from them in this era, despite it being so different from their regular fare.
The first thing I notice about it is what an utterly laid-back mood the band seems to be in. With the exception of US Blues and another tune, every single song Garcia calls is a ballad. Why? I guess maybe this night he felt like calling ballads, and it seems to rub off on the rest of the band. (This is also probably why detractors of the Dead often say they are "boring" to listen to.) But the band does not in any way sound bored or like they're just coasting. The playing is impeccable, and the singing is a cut above what you usually hear around this time. The unprecedented jam in B-flat that starts the second set is as unusual as it is pretty - and obviously it was a spontaneous moment that evolved out of vamping to begin Ship of Fools (and there's Garcia again, in a sufficiently laid-back yet confident enough mood to begin a set with a ballad!)
This performance just seems to have all of what I like about the Dead in it -- spontaneous invention, and the sense they are creating moments to enjoy, rather than going through a tight, rehearsed set. I don't think I've ever heard an better example of Garcia's playing when he's "on" but in no mood to show off or blow the roof off the place; you may notice he never searches for lines; every note he plays on this night seems "sung" and seems deeply considered. It has a mood I like, and I've been coming back to this recording fairly regularly over the years when I'm in the mood for the Dead.
Subject: BEST U.S. BLUES EVER!!
Subject: One of my '74 faves..
Stand out versions of many, including To Lay Me Down, WRS, an amazing China Doll, and Ship.
Imho, the Black Peter ... Dark Star jam > Spanish jam ...Uncle John's is why we love this band so much, and why they are the greatest live/touring band to grace our universe.
On an aside..
Too much time b/t songs for some..? FFwd, or (friendly suggestion) better yet, learn to listen and enjoy the banter...I know I have!
Subject: Another love affair
I love and agree with most everything below, except the critic's corners, and that's OK, we can't just love all our children the same at all times on all days and all nights, not by ourselves and not as a village.
But Good Lord! This one cured what-all ailed me this morning, and I feel so good from it.
All My Thanks & Gratitude to All Who Made This Possible.
Subject: Let it Rock!
My two cents is the 'Let it Rock'
JGB stretched this out to 10 minutes
but it cool hearing the Heart of Gold band have it's one and only crack at it.
Subject: My favorite China
Again, thank you to anyone involved from the person who pressed "play + record" right up to the people who work so hard to digitize these and clean them up.
Subject: the only GD version of Let it Rock
Subject: Saturday night
This might be my fav Seastones (short and sweet, full of Phil feedback) and I love how Phil is the one who starts and guides the pre Ship of Fools jam until Jerry slips in and takes over until Phil ends it. Magic stuff. A classic GD show and great matrix
Subject: Bermuda Triangle
Great to hear this high quality show after so many years. It was a WALL of sound :))
Subject: "easy boys"
Subject: searching for the sound
Subject: great show, great month
Subject: Winamp File Coverter
let it load all the tracks,
convert to FLAC, destination folder,
Subject: One of the Best Years
Subject: el paso
Subject: Jerry sounds good
The Chappell-matrixed shows I've listened to so far are some of the best shows in the Dead Archive, along with the Charlie Miller-enhanced shows of course.
Subject: #21 Jam
Subject: ACE back to back double down on this black jack
I'm a pilgrim on the edge
On the edge of my perception
We Are travelers at the edge
We are always
At the EDGE OF OUR PERCEPTION
That fat man lives to cut the skinny in our lives
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 23, 1974 at Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
Super 74' Soundboard.
Thirty five years ago today the GRATEFUL DEAD were playing in Miami, where were you?
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!wow---> 'Matrix' Soundboard/Audience Mix <---wow!
This is the "Best Sounding" copy of this show on the IA!
Chris Chappell is an artist, it's an Audio Masterpiece!
These "Matrix" shows really are more "livelier" and "dimensional" than a plain soundboard.
I think they sound better than a plain board, they sound more like a "live show"; it's really very enjoyable, nice job.
A fine balance of the energy of the crowd mixed with the clarity of a soundboard. Combined like a Cocktail that puts you in the mood with one shot.
The Dragon eating its tail sonically speaking.
The GRATEFUL DEAD playing to the audience, the audience responding to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1974.
PS: It's pure genius mixing sound board and audience tapes, keep up the good work, we are proud of you guys. I love that 'Matrix Sound'.
Subject: Far better shows ??
Are you joking?? I'm not saying that there aren't any other better shows in'74, but ones that are "far better" seems a ridiculous statement. I think '74 was one of the best years and this show is typical of that year.
Subject: matrix mix kicks but
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